The Top 4 Reasons to Move to Savannah’s Eastside

East Savannah features picturesque coastal neighborhoods rich with history. If you’re looking for an area with charming homes, sunsets over the marsh, and a quieter way of life while still being close to the action- East Savannah is where you need to be. Here are 4 reasons why:

#1: Plenty of Things To Do in the Community

If you like a sense of community with vibrant nightlife and neighborhood bars, you’ll enjoy living in Thunderbolt, home to delicious restaurants that are an easy walk from home. Much like the rest of East Savannah, Thunderbolt has abundant outdoor activities, such as the Old Roberds Dairy Farm, a 165-acre green space made up of pastures and walking paths winding through wooded areas with stunning marsh views.

Learn more about living in Thunderbolt!

#2: Affordable Living

If you enjoy historical homes without the expensive price tag, you’ll love Gordonston, which has been compared to the midtown homes found in Ardsley Park and Baldwin Park. They have homes ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 after a 19% decrease in home prices in 2023. This affordability stands out against the $366,000 state median home price. 

See our Complete Guide for Affordable Living in Savannah and “Savannah’s Most Affordable Areas to Live” here to see what other Savannah neighborhoods are within your reach!

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#3: Easy to Navigate

On the East side of Savannah, you can live in gated communities off of President’s Street, such as  Causton Bluff and Emerald Pointe, with easy access to main connecting highways. If you’re in East Savannah, you are a quick ten-minute drive to the hustle of Downtown Savannah, only 25 minutes to Tybee Island, and just 5 minutes away from Savannah’s best shopping centers and service providers (the Victory Square area houses Target, Home Depot, a grocery store)!

Learn more about life in Causton Bluff!

#4: History and Nature

Many of the homes in East Savannah are unique dwellings built in the 1910s and 1920s. These houses range from craftsman bungalows to colonial revival styles.

The area is wrapped around the Wilmington River and provides easy access to the waterways with public dock access and waterfront property. From the prestigious parks of Gordonston to the fishing village of Thunderbolt to Fort Jackson by the gated Causton Bluff, the east side of Savannah offers communities perfect for history and nature lovers alike. If you want to check out other great neighborhoods for nature lovers,10 of The Best Savannah Neighborhoods for Nature Lovers. If you just want to find new trails, give “Savannah’s Best Nature Trails” a read!